Playmakers - The Game Industry Podcast

Playmakers - The Game Industry Podcast

Jordan Blackman interviews the leaders and legends of the video game industry so that you can succeed with your game project, career, or startup. Discover how you can produce, market, and operate games more successfully so that your career can be more satisfying and impactful, whether you're a game designer, engineer, or entrepreneur and whether you work at a studio, publisher, brand or startup.

No matter your experience or discipline, this is the show that can level you up on everything from raising funds to live operations, and everything in-between. Oh, and you'll have fun every step of the way, because there's a magic sprinkle of goofiness in each episode. So, thwack that subscribe button and buckle on your safety belt, 'cus this here is the wildest ride in the metaverse.

Recent Episodes

The Mindset of Personal Success in the Game Industry, with Tommy Tallarico

Sept. 15, 2021

Tommy Tallarico is a veritable video game industry icon. As one of the most successful video game composers in history, he has helped revolutionize the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video g…

How to Create Breakthrough Worldwide Hits, with Amy Jo Kim

Sept. 8, 2021

Named by Fortune as one of the “Top 10 Influential Women in Games”, Amy Jo Kim is a game designer, community architect, and innovation coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, nytimes.com, Ultima…

Shots On Goal, with Jon Radoff

Aug. 25, 2021

Jon Radoff is the founder of Beamable, the creator-centric platform for building live games in Unity. Before founding Beamable, Jon built one of the first commercial games on the Internet, took a web content management compa…

How to Win as a Mobile Game Entrepreneur, With Joakim Achrén

Aug. 17, 2021

Joakim Achrén is a gaming entrepreneur, with fifteen years of experience from two venture-backed gaming startups, including Next Games, which IPOed in 2107. Joakim is now running Elite Game Developers, a company that helps e…

About the Host

Jordan Blackman

Jordan is an industry insider, who has worked as a Senior Producer at Ubisoft and a Lead Designer at Zynga. Since 2012, Jordan has been helping clients like EA Sports, AMC Networks, The Pokemon Company, Ellen Degeneres, and Capcom create and grow hit games. In each episode of Playmakers, he goes to work uncovering valuable insights, tactics, and know-how from a wide range of entertaining personalities including designers, writers, product managers, technologists, studio founders, executives, and more. Why? So that you get practical perspectives and insights week after week.